POC ZINE PROJECT

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Basically, I think y’all are doing awesome work and I am honored to be able to support the project in whatever way I can. - Sarah McCarry, Guillotine creator & POCZP fundraiser

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Much love and many thanks to Sarah McCarry, who is donating all proceeds from the Guillotine #4 special edition presale to the 2013 Race Riot! Tour fund. Woo! xo

Announcement from Sarah:

I cannot even TELL YOU in the LANGUAGE OF WORDS how excited I am to be publishing Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour’s conversation on punk. No lie, friends, this chapbook is going to melt the fuck right off your face. You can preorder it now; it’ll ship in mid-June. Use the discount code PUNKSNOTDEAD for $2 off your order between now and May 31. All the proceeds from the special edition will benefit the POC Zine Project’s Race Riot! 2013 tour.

This collaboration is beautiful to us on multiple levels: Mimi was instrumental in making the first Race Riot! tour a success last year and will be joining us again this year. Golnar is an inspiration to POCZP and she performed at the first Race Riot! tour event in Brooklyn with her band In School.

MORE INFO

Guillotine is an ongoing series of handbound chapbooks with letterpress-printed covers, and each chapbook is a single essay.

"Punk is a moving target": Punk is an unwieldy object of study—because of fictions that circulate as truth, absences in archives and the questionable subject of recovery, and the passage of “minor” details into fields of knowledge. A conversation about the politics of methodology, and historiography, of subculture. 32 pp., 4.5 x 6.5". ***SHIPS IN JUNE 2013, 243 IN STOCK***

MIMI THI NGUYEN is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the author of The Gift of Freedom. She has made zines since 1991, including Slander and the compilation zine Race Riot. Nguyen is a former Punk Planet columnist and a Maximum Rocknrollshitworker; she is also a frequent collaborator with Daniela Capistrano for the POC Zine Project.

GOLNAR NIKPOUR served as co-coordinator of Maximum Rocknrollbetween 2004 and 2007. She is also a founding editor of B|ta’arof, a magazine featuring art, literature, historiography, and cultural critique related to Iran and its diaspora. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and lives in New York City.

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

A lovely pile of zines by POC from the 1990s
Tonight we’re giving a donation of 60+ zines by people of color to Jenna Freedman, for the Barnard Zine Library!
Jenna has been a longtime POCZP ally and we appreciate all her support.
This donation was made possible by a collaboration between POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano and Mimi Thi Nguyen, with additional support from Mimi’s very helpful grad students who handled scanning, copying and assembling <3
This donation of Riot Grrrl-era zines by POC is a component of our advocacy tied to the Legacy Zine Series. We want as many people as possible to have access to independent publications by people of color.
We’ll announce more aspects of the Legacy Series initiative in the coming months. Stay tuned for the first Legacy Series feature in early January, right here on our Tumblr!
- POC Zine Project

A lovely pile of zines by POC from the 1990s

Tonight we’re giving a donation of 60+ zines by people of color to Jenna Freedman, for the Barnard Zine Library!

Jenna has been a longtime POCZP ally and we appreciate all her support.

This donation was made possible by a collaboration between POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano and Mimi Thi Nguyen, with additional support from Mimi’s very helpful grad students who handled scanning, copying and assembling <3

This donation of Riot Grrrl-era zines by POC is a component of our advocacy tied to the Legacy Zine Series. We want as many people as possible to have access to independent publications by people of color.

We’ll announce more aspects of the Legacy Series initiative in the coming months. Stay tuned for the first Legacy Series feature in early January, right here on our Tumblr!

- POC Zine Project

Working with POC Zine Project has helped me better understand coalition-building between people of color-led movements and white allies. The depth of knowledge, experience, and partnership that Daniela and POCZP have brought into my own life is immeasurable. Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you continue to do! - Kate Wadkins

Kate, our longtime ally (as an individual and through For The Birds), recently featured POCZP in her #gratitude12 series. Here’s an additional excerpt from her description of what we do:

They are changing the ways we write, tell, and make history—from zines, to the academy, to the culture at large.

Read the full post here and stay tuned for more orgs and individuals she’ll be highlighting through the end of 2012.

Thanks for the <3, Kate!

- POC Zine Project

ABOUT KATE WADKINS

Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer who recently graduated Sarah Lawrence College with an MA in Women’s History. She is the co-editor of International Girl Gang Underground, a compilation zine and corresponding blog about feminist cultural production twenty years after the riot grrrl movement and in the wake of its legacy.

In 2009, she co-founded RE/VISIONIST with four other Sarah Lawrence students. Kate is a contributing writer for Hyperallergic, and has written for New York Daily News (Page Views blog), Maximum Rocknroll, Sadie Magazine, Hoax zine, and Elevate Difference, among others.

She was the gallery manager of Storefront for its two-year lifespan, and has proudly interned for the feminist art-punk band Le Tigre. Of late, she curates BRAIN WAVES, a zine and print collection, and assists for The Punk Singer, a documentary about feminist artist Kathleen Hanna.

Kate is a founding member of For the Birds Collective as well as a classic virgo, coffee enthusiast, bass player, and rabble rouser.

POC Zine Project speaking at Wellesley College on September 14, 2012
Photo credit: Laura O&#8217;Brien ‏@niathena
We cannot adequately put into words how grateful we are to the entire community at Wellesley that helped to make this panel possible. We will be sending handwritten thank-you notes and zines to Alana Kumbier and others. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
The funds from this event are 100% going to Race Riot! tour needs. We really appreciate the media team at Wellesley livestreaming the panel as well and the woman (can&#8217;t remember her name, sorry! no sleep for two days!) who bought us dinner. If you can read this, please contact us so we can send you some zines! 
We&#8217;re going to find out if there is an archived video of the panel and if that exists we&#8217;ll share it here. &lt;3
Big thanks to Honor Moody who gave us rides to and from the BoltBus stop. You were like every amazing car video game rolled into one to get us to Wellesley on time after our bus was late. 
Thanks again to Rachel, Ju and Suzy X. for participating on the panel. Y&#8217;all rocked it. It always takes my breath away to witness fierce women of color occupying academic spaces and sharing their firsthand experiences with white supremacy, classism and misogyny, as well as the transformative nature of finding a welcoming community and allies. 
That BoltBus ride to MA was brutal and you still had energy for days. And then the BoltBus ride back to NYC stank like ass and for that I am truly, truly sorry &#8230; even though that &#8216;ish wasn&#8217;t me. :D
Our mission as POC Zine Project is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - activism and community through materiality. The responses we received from participants who approached us afterward with their ideas and questions is why we do what we do.
Love,
Daniela
POC Zine Project
;) ;) ;)

POC Zine Project speaking at Wellesley College on September 14, 2012

Photo credit: Laura O’Brien ‏@niathena

We cannot adequately put into words how grateful we are to the entire community at Wellesley that helped to make this panel possible. We will be sending handwritten thank-you notes and zines to Alana Kumbier and others. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

The funds from this event are 100% going to Race Riot! tour needs. We really appreciate the media team at Wellesley livestreaming the panel as well and the woman (can’t remember her name, sorry! no sleep for two days!) who bought us dinner. If you can read this, please contact us so we can send you some zines! 

We’re going to find out if there is an archived video of the panel and if that exists we’ll share it here. <3

Big thanks to Honor Moody who gave us rides to and from the BoltBus stop. You were like every amazing car video game rolled into one to get us to Wellesley on time after our bus was late. 

Thanks again to Rachel, Ju and Suzy X. for participating on the panel. Y’all rocked it. It always takes my breath away to witness fierce women of color occupying academic spaces and sharing their firsthand experiences with white supremacy, classism and misogyny, as well as the transformative nature of finding a welcoming community and allies. 

That BoltBus ride to MA was brutal and you still had energy for days. And then the BoltBus ride back to NYC stank like ass and for that I am truly, truly sorry … even though that ‘ish wasn’t me. :D

Our mission as POC Zine Project is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - activism and community through materiality. The responses we received from participants who approached us afterward with their ideas and questions is why we do what we do.

Love,

Daniela

POC Zine Project

;) ;) ;)

We&#8217;re excited to announce that we&#8217;re doing a pre-tour multimedia panel discussion at Wellesley College&#8217;s Collins Cinema on September 14!!! The event is free and open to the public.
Thanks to Alana Kumbier's efforts, this event will help cover the cost of our tour van rental. This is huge for us, for many reasons. &lt;3 Thank you so much, Alana. 
Our tour is 100% volunteer so this kind of support goes a long way.
EVENT DETAILS
DATE: September 14, 2012
TIME: 4:30 - 6:30pm ET
LOCATION ADDRESS: Collins Cinema, Wellesley College
106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Wellesley will be recording this event.
Big thanks again to LTS, Friends of the Wellesley College Library Innovations in Readind &amp; Scholarship Fund, American Studies, the Art Department and the Department of Women&#8217;s and Gender Studies.
Also, one more big thanks to Rachel Casiano Hernandez and we&#8217;re so excited that you&#8217;ll be participating on the panel with us!! &lt;3

We’re excited to announce that we’re doing a pre-tour multimedia panel discussion at Wellesley College’s Collins Cinema on September 14!!! The event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to Alana Kumbier's efforts, this event will help cover the cost of our tour van rental. This is huge for us, for many reasons. <3 Thank you so much, Alana. 

Our tour is 100% volunteer so this kind of support goes a long way.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: September 14, 2012

TIME: 4:30 - 6:30pm ET

LOCATION ADDRESS: Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Wellesley will be recording this event.

Big thanks again to LTS, Friends of the Wellesley College Library Innovations in Readind & Scholarship Fund, American Studies, the Art Department and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Also, one more big thanks to Rachel Casiano Hernandez and we’re so excited that you’ll be participating on the panel with us!! <3

Massachusetts area zinesters and comic artists: come out Sept 15 for a fun event at Papercut Zine Library!

POC Zine Project fundraiser event at Papercut Sept 15 2012

Are you a zinester and or comic artist in/around Massachusetts who wants to support the POC Zine Project tour? Then send some positive energy and support to Anna Mudd, who is organizing a POC Zine Project fundraiser/zine reading/zine swap event at Papercut Zine Library for September 15!

Anna asked us to let everyone know that they are looking for area zinesters and comic artists who would like to read and/or table at the event. If you’re interested and/or have questions, contact Anna directly: anna.mudd AT gmail DOT com.

There will be a Facebook invite and more details available soon, but for now here’s the scoop:

Fundraiser for PoC Zine Project Tour: Reading and Zine swap featuring local zine makers of color (allies welcome!)

Location: Papercut Zine Library (inside Lorem Ipsum Books)

1299 Cambridge St.
Cambridge MA 02134

Time and date: 3-5pm on Sept. 15th

Papercut is a fully-functioning lending library, with a focus on hand-made and independently produced materials. Their collection includes everything from the all-familiar photocopied punk rock zines from the 80’s to hand-crafted personal zines bound together with yarn. Papercut is run by a collective of volunteer librarians. In addition to archiving and maintaining this collection, librarians also host a number of events including zine making workshops and zine release parties.

POC Zine Project is an archive and advocacy platform with a mission to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We go on tour Sept 24 - Oct 7 and this fundraiser will help support our efforts.

Big thanks again to Anna Mudd (check out Anna’s zines) and to Alana Kumbier and Rachel Casiano Hernandez for setting this in motion <3 <3 <3

POC ZINE PROJECT Interview with Jude Vachon @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Zine Collection

Big thanks to Jude Vachon, a wonderful POC Zine Project ally who has assisted us with logistics and resources in Pittsburgh for this fall’s tour. She also interviewed POC Zine Project founder Daniela Capistrano to get some background on the platform’s origins.

Interview excerpt:

JUDE: How has the project been for you to do? What have you learned/enjoyed/experienced?

DANIELA: This project has been so many things to me … For one, it’s been a tangible way to connect online and IRL with radical POC and zinesters of color, which means so much to me. What I’ve learned is that advocacy is something anyone can do. Right now, we’re partnering with Lisa Darms at the Fales Library for NYU to add more zines by people of color to their collection, which will be referenced in an upcoming book through the Feminist Press. This is just one example of simple but important things that people can do to support visibility for zinesters of color.

But the biggest lesson for me has been trusting the process. With DIY projects, there are often so many moving pieces and you have to learn how to trust your allies and be patient with things that take time to evolve. When I started the project, for a while it felt like shouting in the dark. Now I feel like I’m in this big auditorium with a bunch of excited folks asking me a ton of questions at once, also offering to help. It’s beautiful and overwhelming.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Zine Collection is cataloged on LibraryThing if you’d like to see what zines they have in the collection or search for a particular title.

If you’d like to sign up to be on their zines email list, send an email to Jude Vachon at vachonj@carnegielibrary.org. 

Jude Vachon is a multi-talented artist, crafter, librarian, health care advocate, and founder of the amazing project Be Well Pittsburgh. In this video portrait, she demonstrates a bit of sewing, shows us her colorful creations, and discusses Be Well Pittsburgh and why she stands for universal health care.

Learn more about Be Well Pittsburgh at www.bewellpgh.org

Learn more about Healthy Artists at www.healthyartists.org